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COVID-19 affects maternal health care

Maternal deaths increase as health workers shift to care for COVID-19 patients Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda’s response to COVID-19 has negatively impacted maternal, child and neonatal health, according to data by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The UNFPA says the biggest and longest lasting impact is …

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Africa sidesteps warning on J&J Vaccine

Vaccine linked to rare condition in which the immune system attacks the nerves Africa, the continent with the world’s lowest vaccination rate, is going ahead with plans to procure Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine undeterred by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s warning about the inoculation. The FDA earlier this …

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South Africa in flames

  Spontaneous outbreak or insurrection? South Africa | DAVID EVERATT | South Africans spent most of mid-July glued to their news outlets, from established media outlets to TikTok, from streaming news to old-fashioned printed words, to see just one thing: would Jacob Zuma blink? Would the country finally get some …

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Netherlands–Uganda project boosts local fintechs

Four years ago, the Dutch government launched the Netherlands Trust Fund IV (NTF IV) project in Uganda to empower fintechs, generate new technologies and teach them business basics. However, last month, the project that was implemented in partnership with the Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries …

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Uganda Clays to pay Shs1.2bn as dividend

The company plans to finance a new kiln and artificial dryer at Kajansi and Kamonkoli to boost production Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Shareholders of Uganda Clays Limited will earn Shs1.2bn (Shs1.35 per share) as dividend for the year ended December 30, 2020, following approval from the virtual Annual General …

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